Hunt for bargains as antiques fair by Charlotte Williams, of Field Dogs Fairs, returns to Southwell Racecourse this month
Antiques and vintage fans can search for a bargain when the popular antiques market returns to Southwell Racecourse later this month.
Now in its sixth year run by Charlotte Williams, of Field Dogs Fairs, the fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29.
As usual, it will feature a wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls, food and drink, and entertainment on the Saturday.
Sellers come from around the UK and their items cover antique furniture, vintage homewares, garden items, collectable ceramics, glass, art, and much more.
No wonder it makes a regular appearance on BBC1’s hit daytime programme Bargain Hunt.
Fans of the show will know that silver hallmarks are one of the most important factors in identifying antique silver.
These small stamped symbols authorised by Assay offices — lion for Sheffield, anchor for Birmingham, etc — tell you the purity of the silver, manufacturer of the item, and sometimes even the date it was made.
Entry to Southwell antiques fair is £4 for adults and £3 concessions. Full event details can be found at www.fielddogfairs.com
But we have teamed up with Charlotte to offer free entry PLUS vouchers to spend at the fair for three lucky readers through our competition.
First prize is free entry for two people plus £100 in vouchers. Second prize is free entry for two people with £50 in vouchers And third prize is free entry for two people plus £20 in vouchers.
In addition, we are offering five pairs of tickets giving free entry to the event for runners-up.
All are eligible only for the May 2022 fair.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: What is the Birmingham Assay Office identifying mark (on British items)? A) Lion B) Anchor C) Peacock.
Send your answer to Antiques Fair Competition, Newark Advertiser, 10 Halifax Court, Fernwood Business Park, Fernwood, NG24 3JP.
Alternatively, enter online here.
Closing date for entries is noon on Friday, May 20.
Usual Iliffe Media rules apply.